Show ContentsScallon History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Many Irish names are English translations of Gaelic names. The name Scallon was a translation of the Gaelic name Ó Scolaidhe, which means student.

Early Origins of the Scallon family

The surname Scallon was first found in county Westmeath (Irish: An Iarmhí) in the Irish Midlands, province of Leinster, where they held a family seat from very early times.

Early History of the Scallon family

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Scallon Spelling Variations

The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best due to competing dialects and languages, and the general illiteracy of the population. Research into the name Scallon revealed many spelling variations, including Scully, Scally, O'Scully and others.

Early Notables of the Scallon family

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United States Scallon migration to the United States +

Irish emigration to North America began modestly in the late 18th century. At this time, Irish families made the journey to British North America and the United States by choice and after careful consideration: they were primarily in search of a suitably large stretch of land to call their own. This pattern would change most dramatically during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For example, the years 1825-1845 saw approximately 450,000 heading to British North America and 400,000 to the United States, but in 1847, at the height of the famine, it is estimated that more than 104,000 Irish immigrants went to British North America and more than 119,000 to the United States. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has revealed many early immigrants bearing the name Scallon:

Scallon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Robert Scallon, who landed in Norfolk, Va in 1817 1

Australia Scallon migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Scallon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Thomas Scallon, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" 2
  • Thomas Scallon, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 2

Contemporary Notables of the name Scallon (post 1700) +

  • Dana Rosemary Scallon (b. 1951), Irish singer and former Member of the European Parliament
  • Lieutenant General Sir Robert Irvin Scallon GCB KCIE DSO (1857-1939), British officer in the Indian Army, Adjutant-General, India (1908-1909), GOC-in-C, Northern Army, India (1914-1915), GOC-in-C, Southern Army, India (1915-1916)

  1. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved on Facebook